New research by the charity Balance North East shows that parents are twice as likely as non-parents to be drinking more heavily during the pandemic.
Among those who drink alcohol, it found parents are around twice as likely (38%) as non-parents (18%) to be drinking more often since before the pandemic .
Parents (31%) were also more likely to be drinking more units on a typical drinking day, compared to non-parents (17%).
Read more about Balance's research findings here.
Read the statement below by Adfam Chief Executive, Vivienne Evans, reflecting on the findings, or watch here on Twitter.